Senior Flyers down Grimshaw for second straight shootout win

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers improved their record to 4-0 in the early stages of the North Peace Hockey League season on Saturday night. They were in Grimshaw to take on the Huskies, and after beating Spirit River in a shootout the night previous, the Flyers won again in a shootout 4-3.Grimshaw held a 1-0 going into the second before a flurry of goals made up the middle frame. The Huskies took a 2-0 lead 51 seconds in, but the Flyers quickly got it back 19 seconds later. Grimshaw would go up 3-1, but two goals by Fort St. John late in the period in a span of 2:15 knotted the game up.There was no scoring in the rest of the game which resulted in matters being settled in the shootout. Goalie Travis McLean turned aside all five Grimshaw skaters he faced, while potting the winner for the Flyers was Josh Bruha.- Advertisement -Scoring in regulation for the Flyers were Rick Cleaver, Brennan Giroux, and Josh Bruha.McLean made 36 saves in the game.Next for Fort St. John is a game in Manning on Saturday night.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wenger criticism unfair, says Aubameyang

first_imgThe north London giants failed to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time during Wenger’s 22-year tenure and his team look likely to miss on Europe’s elite club competition once more.Some of their supporters have also decided not to attend home games, but Aubameyang says the all the criticism is harsh considering the team has recently been performing well.“It’s a difficult question,” the Gabon international told Sky Sports. “Sometimes I think it’s a bit unfair. We’re playing better in these last games and I hope the people can see this.”The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who has netted six goals in seven games for his new employers, says he is looking forward to forming a deadly partnership with Alexandre Lacazette.Aubameyang added: “I hope we will have the opportunity to play together. It’s something I said when I first arrived that I hoped to play with him.“We have different styles, but I think they’re styles that complement each other. He is a very good player and a very kind person.“We were once rivals in our days in France, but we’re now friends and I hope we can play well together and score lots of goals.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Hair’s to you: Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dedicates his latest hairstyle to his grandmother who passed away last weekLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has defended Arsene Wenger, saying the heavy criticism of the long-serving Arsenal manager is sometimes unfair.Wenger has come under fire from Gunners fans and former players, who believe the time has come for the Frenchman to step down.last_img read more

QPR v Leeds United reaction: Brian McDermott says Leeds should have won

first_imgLeeds United boss Brian McDermott felt his side had enough chances to have won at QPR.Jermaine Jenas’ equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for Rangers following a goal by Ross McCormack, who earlier missed a penalty.McDermott said: “They scored just before half-time and that was disappointing from our point of view. We could have been 2-0 or 3-0 up.“Before the game we would have taken a point, but the way the game panned out we could have won.“It’s a point gained though and I just want positivity around us. I certainly won’t look at that as a missed opprtunity.”More reaction from Loftus Road to follow.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Composting: It’s a microbial thing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We cannot see them, but they are everywhere and that is good. Microbes, not worms, are critical to the composting process. Although microscopic, they are responsible for decomposing vast quantities of organic materials. Without them, our world would be buried in leaves, food waste, manure, and more.While microbial degradation is a natural process, composting involves the mixing of materials and management of the process in such a way that decomposition is accelerated, the waste is treated, and a product is created that can be used to enhance soil health. On farms, composting of manure can reduce pathogens, odors, and the mass of the material by more than 75%, allowing manure nutrients to be cost effectively transported further off the farm.Composting basicsComposting is a relatively simple process but it requires nutrients and moisture to be balanced and the creation of a porous pile structure that can maintain aerobic conditions. The primary nutrients required by compost microbes are carbon (C) for energy and nitrogen (N) for cell function and growth. Ideally, the ratio of C:N should be from 30 to 40. Like all living organisms, microbes also require water. At the beginning of the process, composts should have a moisture content of 65%, which feels like a damp sponge. Moisture will vary between feedstocks and weather conditions, and water or drier materials can be added as necessary. Finished compost should be 35 to 45% water. For homeowners adding one or two handfuls of dry “browns” (leaves or sawdust) for every handful of “greens” (fruit or vegetable wastes) results in a moisture content and C:N ratio that are close to these values, while large scale facilities usually test their materials to calculate optimal mixing ratios.Maintaining aerobic conditions requires creating porosity that allows air to flow through the pile or windrow. If the feedstock particles are small, compacted or wet, this air flow is inhibited and oxygen levels may fall below zero in much of the pile. Anaerobic microbes will take over, slowing the process and generating foul odors. Anaerobic conditions can be easily remedied by assuring that the pile is properly constructed to allow air movement and aerobic conditions. Adding wood chips, or other “bulking agents” can be used to improve porosity and air flow. A persistent myth about composting is that turning is the primary mechanism of supplying air. In fact a typical compost windrow would require nearly 1,000 turns to provide all of the air needed by the microorganisms. Since most windrows are turned less than 10 times, natural passive convection must be relied upon for aeration. Turning is only a means of mixing.Composting starts naturally when a pile of organic materials with the right C:N ratio, moisture content, and porosity is created. Microbes are everywhere and do not need to be added, although some composters jumpstart the process by adding a small amount of finished compost to the recipe. As with most things, learning more about the composting process and experimenting are the keys to success.To learn moreFor home composters, there is plenty of information available online from building a compost bin to what should or should not be composted. A quick Internet search provides most everything one needs to know.For those interested in operating a composting facility at a commercial scale, there’s more to learn. Understanding site design, feedstock mixing, odor management, regulations, marketing, and other aspects of running a large facility are critical. It is extensive information that can be hard to find. A two-day course offered by OSU Extension called the Ohio Compost Operator Training Course is designed to meet the needs of these large-scale composters. This year the course will be offered March 8 and 9 in Wooster. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of composting, including the biology, types of systems, and methods, as well as how to manage the operation, trouble shoot problems, meet regulatory requirements, and ensure a quality product. Instructors include both academics and industry professionals with extensive research and practical experience in composting.For program and registration details, visit our website: read more

Mercury rises in Kashmir Valley, Jammu region

first_imgA day after clocking the lowest minimum temperature in a decade, mercury across Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, rose by several degrees due to overcast conditions.The night temperature across Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region improved by several degrees on Firday night due to cloudy skies, the Meteorological Department said.In Jammu region, the night temperature also showed a marked improvement even as the weatherman forecast light snowfall in the higher reaches in the next 24 hours.Mercury, at most places in the valley, settled above the freezing point, providing residents some relief from the cold.Gulmarg the ski-resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius and Pahalgam which is one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra, registered the minimum of minus 0.2 degree Celsius .Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the minimum temperature of 1.3 degrees Celsius, up by over four degrees from previous night’s minus 3.1 degrees Celsius, the official said.On the previous night, the city had experienced the lowest night temperature during past 10 years in the month of November.The mercury in Qazigund and Kokernag towns in south Kashmir settled at a low of 0.2 degree Celsius and 1.2 degrees Celsius respectively, he said.Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 0.1 degree Celsius while Leh, in Ladakh region, recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsiu, an increase of over two notches, the official said.The minimum temperature in the nearby Kargil town settled at a low of minus 5.4 degrees Celsius, up nearly four degrees, the official said.The MeT Department has forecast light rains or snowfall at isolated places in the state over few days from today.The minimum temperature in Jammu settled at 8.2 degrees Celsius. Mercury in Banihal, the gateway town to Jammu region, rose by almost four notches to settle at 7 degrees Celsius.The nearby Batote town recorded a low of 7.1 degrees while Katra town, which serves as the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine, recorded a low of 9.9 degrees.last_img read more

Narendrabhai as Stylebhai

first_imgJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to receive his Indian counterpart in the city of Kyoto where the two leaders will later hold talks.If Barack Obama’s tan suit had twitter agog two days ago, generating its own hashtag, audacity of taupe, Narendra Modi’s bandhgala with a red silk pocket square while feeding fish with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was no less.Modi’s march to 7 Race Course Road has been accompanied by a style evolution, where he has channeled both Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi.Gujarat Nu Gaurav The half sleeve Modi kurta was designed to emphasise the 56 inch chest that could take on India. It made its makers Jade Blue very famous and very rich. It was also a less fussy contrast to Rahul Gandhi’s rolled-up sleeves that usually accmpanied a three-day old stubble.Narendra Modi and Rahul GandhiThe New Nehru Once Modi came to Delhi, he wore a long kurta with churidar and sleeveless jacket (very Nehruvian) in a new palette–peacock blue to baby pink–which signified a certain youthfulness. The play with colours was at its peak on Independence Day when he addressed India from the Red Fort with a tricolour turban that the wind obligingly waved around him.Narendra Modi and Pandit Jawaharlal NehruRajiv Gandhi Redux For his foreign visits, it is an update on the Rajiv Gandhi bandhgala. In Brazil for the BRICS Summit, Modi tried a powder blue hue. In Japan, it was all black with gleaming black luxe loafers. As Modi showed in his address to SRCC students at the beginning of his election campaign in 2013, he is not afraid of sporting a brand like Gucci (his scarf) on occasion, even if it screams dandy.advertisementRajiv Gandhi and Narendra Modilast_img read more